Bright Stars search for educators

Many parents enter the child care profession to remain at home with their own children while providing quality care for other children and earning an income.

Owned and operated by the City of Greater Geraldton, Bright Stars Family Day Care is a flexible, small group day care service that has offered that opportunity in the Mid West and Pilbara for more than 34 years.

Bright Stars Family Day Care Manager, Karen McDowell, said the group is actively seeking people who would like to become educators working from home.

“Running a family day care business from your own home is a wonderful opportunity, many child care educators find caring so rewarding and enriching they opt to remain in the profession even after their kids enter school and graduate,” she said.

In recent months, Bright Stars staff has been supporting a number of new educators who are establishing their own businesses and a new round of training will begin on February 18

Mrs McDowell said training is provided for those interested in becoming a qualified educator.

“The demand for our flexible service is always ongoing and we welcome all ages, cultures and kinds of home,” she said.

“Being an educator isn’t designed solely for nine to five workers, we cater for people who work outside these hours and on weekends.”

Interested people can attend the next round of training for educators on February 18; the session will cover a range of topics including assistance with setting up, licensing and operating a family day care service.

To find out more about the training or becoming an educator, contact the Bright Stars Family Day Care Manager, Karen McDowell on (08) 9921 7155.